THE fighting in the Great War ended more than 100 years ago, but participants in that war are still being recognised. Sometimes bodies are recovered on the former battlefields of France and Flanders, but discoveries are also made closer to home.
AS part of our Grays Lives Project, we have also been interviewing a number of Grays Athletic fans.
THE Chairman of the Bata Heritage Centre, Mike Tabard has given an update on progress of the refurbishment of the Bata Collection at East Tilbury Library that was damaged by fire in 2016.
HISTORY Society member Brett Goodyear gave us a personal review of The Great War, the last of our series of talks on World War 1, in memory of those by the late Jonathan Catton.
SHARE your wartime memories of life in the borough at a special event later this month marking 80 years since the Second World War.
A NEW exhibition at Thurrock Museum will showcase the stunning photography, art and poetry, which recorded the events of the First World War, both on the frontline and at home.
Armistice Day 1918 – Thurrock. The Editor of the Grays & Tilbury Gazette wrote the following article in the issue published on Saturday, Nov 16th , 1918:- “BY THE WAY” “The news of the signing of the armistice was known in London at 10:30 on Monday, and a newspaper was purchased in Fleet Street containing […]
THURROCK Museum, based in the Thameside Complex in Grays, will reflect on the major events which took place during the First World War with their new exhibition ‘The War Year’running until Friday 28 December.
THE influenza epidemic still continues widespread in Grays and District but, in the words of one of the local doctors, “the worst has passed”. None the less for that, the death rate from influenza, pnuemonia, or allied causes continues high, and one hears on every side of sufferers, not singly but in two and threes.
A HISTORIC riverside fort has received a big boost after being awarded £47,000 from the Government’s Coastal Revival Fund.
Thurrock Local History Society 16 November 2018 A Nurse on the Front Line by Tim Luard AT our November meeting the society was pleased to invite Tim Luard (ex BBC correspondent in China) to give us a talk on his great-aunt, Kate Evelyn Luard, known as Evie by her family and recently awarded a green […]
THURROCK Council’s World War One Commemorative Group, in partnership with Thurrock Museum Volunteers, welcomes residents to a free afternoon of talks, song and memories to mark the anniversary of the end of the First World War.
RESIDENTS of Purfleet and surrounding areas came out in force on Sunday evening for Purfleet’s Battle’s Over centenary commemoration for the end of World War One. Estimated crowds of over 400 people gathered for what proved to be a very successful evening.
AROUND 200 children from Years 2 and 6 of East Tilbury Primary School led the 2018 Annual Remembrance Day service on a chilly Friday 9 November morning.
THURROCK residents from Stanford-le-Hope across to Aveley paid tribute to those who gave their life in World War One.
Blind war veteran from Grays aged 103 will be oldest participant at Armistice commemoration in Whitehall
A BLIND war veteran aged 103, the son of a man killed in the First World War 100 years ago, and who ran a post office in Grays after surviving the horrors of a Japanese prisoner of war camp will be the oldest participant in Sunday’s centenary Armistice Day parade in Whitehall.
AS part of the 100 years commemoration of the end of WW1 Courts are delighted to have been asked to take part in the free public commemoration event at Coalhouse Fort in East Tilbury village this Sunday.
RAILINGS have been installed on the flowerbeds at Grays War Memorial as part of more than £80,000 invested in the borough’s war memorials to make sure they are all looking their best for the centenary of end of World War One.
VETERANS and current service personnel travel for free on c2c this Sunday, as part of the train operator’s activity to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice to end the First World War.
WE think the film says everything. The people of North Stifford have put together a wonderful memorial to those who gave their lives during WW1.
British public urged to beware of poppy merchandise scams THE Intellectual Property Office and The Royal British Legion urge consumers to beware of fake poppy merchandise ahead of Remembrance 2018 No-one benefits – both charity and public lose out with fake poppy merchandise. Advice to buyers to ‘buy responsibly’ through official channels, and how to […]
PURFLEET’s annual remembrance service took place this morning (Sunday, 4 November).
AT our October meeting Kevin Diver, a local historian, treated us to many photographs of the Sea Scouts, Women’s Royal Naval Service (Wrens), other naval personnel and civilians who carried out the serious and important job to defend London’s river
LOCAL train operator c2c has commemorated the forthcoming centenary of Armistice Day by naming a train after the 88 local railwaymen who died in World War One.